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by Cesar Franck
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Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890). This work comes from the opening section of the hymn Sacris Solemniis by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Franck set the words for tenor voice, harp, cello and organ. In this performance, Leopold Stokowski conducts his own transcription for orchestra as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded December 30, 1935 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal set DM-300 by Bob Varney....
Topics: Panis Angelicus, Aquinas, Franck, Stokowski, Philadelphia, 78
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Piano trio No. 3 in C major by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Trio, Martinu, Foerster, Supraphon
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by Paul Robeson
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A Paul Robeson Collection. Paul Robeson (1898-1976). These songs are taken from six Victor 10" 78s. The recordings date from 1935-1941. Tracks 1-4 come from Porgy and Bess. Hearing Summertime sung by a bass baritone puts a different spin on it. Transfers from the original 78s by Bob Varney. The photo of Mr. Robeson was taken by the famous photographer Yousuf Karsh in 1941. Tracks 1 & 2: Victor 26359 issued in November 1939. Tracks 3 & 4: Victor 26358 issued in November 1939. Tracks...
Topics: Robeson, 78
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by Hadda Brooks
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That's My Desire by Loveday & Kresa. Vocal by Hadda Brooks (1916-2002) with the Hadda Brooks Trio. Recorded in 1946. Ms. Brooks was a pianist, vocalist and composer. Active from around 1940 until 2000, she made many recordings and appeared in films with Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas. Transfer from the original Modern Music 10" 78 147B by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brooks, Desire, Hadda, 78
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 2 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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by Bach - Mendelssohn
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Schweitzer Plays Bach & Mendelssohn. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), organ. This great humanitarian of the 20th century was also a gifted  Bach scholar and organist. From the 30's through the 50's, he recorded for Columbia and Phillips. This record (one of several in a series) dates from 1955 and was recorded at the Parish Church in Gunsbach, Alsace, France. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 4602 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Bach, Mendelssohn, Schweitzer, Columbia, organ
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by Meyer and Bryan
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Row, Row, Rosie by Meyer and Bryan. The Manhattan Dance Makers with vocals by Arthur Fields (1884-1953). Mr. Fields made the 1919 recording that popularized Irving Berlin's "Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning". Recorded in New York City on August 6, 1925. This is an acoustic recording. Transfer from the original Harmony 10" 78 # 140815 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Row Row Rosie, Meyer, Bryan, Dance Makers, Fields, Harmony, 78
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by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Paderewski Plays Chopin. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), piano. Recorded in the early 1920's, when Paderewski was about 60 years old, the sound quality is far beyond the acoustic recording techniques of the day. His performance was captured on an Aeolian Company "DUO-ART" reproducing piano. Unlike a basic "player piano", the DUO-ART was capable of a recording that duplicated the actual performance with all dynamics and nuances intact. This recording was made in the early...
Topics: Paderewski, piano, DUO-ART
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by George Olsen and His Music
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Fox Trots. George Olsen (1893-1971) and His Music. Olsen and his band recorded numerous times for Victor from 1924 until 1934 when he moved on to another label. Trivia: Olsen was a drum major in college at the University of Michigan. Also, a singer-saxophonist named Fred MacMurray was with the band in 1930. We know him better now for his film/TV career. This is an acoustic recording made at the time Victor was already switching over to the Westrix electrical recording system. Recorded October...
Topics: Olsen, Fox Trot, Victor, 78, acoustic
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by Georges Bizet
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Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Excerpts performed by the Metropolitan Opera and Chorus conducted by Georges S ébastian (1903-1989). Carmen - Ris ë Stevens (1913-2013), Don Jos é - Raoul Jobin (1906-1974), Mica ëla - Nadine Conner (1907-2003), Escamillo - Robert Weede (1903-1972). Recorded December 31, 1945 and January 14 & 15, 1946. Transfer from the original 5-record Columbia 78 rpm set MM-607 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Carmen, Bizet, Stevens, Sébastian, Jobin, Conner, Weede, Columbia, Opera, 78
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by Niccolo Paganini
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Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 by Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840). The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995). Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), violin. Recorded May 21 & 22, 1955 at studio #1 Abbey Road, London. Transfer from the original RCA Victor (HMV) mono LP LHMV-1015 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Paganini, Menuhin, Fistoulari, violin
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by Maurice Ravel
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Bolero by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording was made in 1930 and was one of the first four recordings of this work; all made in that year. The original issue was RCA Victor's two-record set M-352. This transfer comes from the 1947 reissue DM-352. (The side four filler was the same for both: Gymnopedie No.1 by Satie/Debussy.) Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ravel, Bolero, Koussevitzky, BSO, 78
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by Roy Harris
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Symphony No. 7 by Roy Harris (1898-1979). The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Recorded October 22, 1955. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 5095 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Symphony, Harris, Ormandy, Philadelphia
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by Cesar Franck
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Symphony in D minor by C ésar Franck (1822-1890). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded December 30, 1935 and January 15, 1936 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Stoky recorded this symphony once before in 1927, but wanted another go at it because of the advances in electric recording technology. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 6-record 78 set DM-300 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Franck, Stokowski, symphony, 78, Philadelphia
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by Aram Kachaturian
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Symphony No. 3 (Symphony - Poem) by Aram Kachaturian (1903-1978). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Chicago Symphony. Released in 1969. By then, Stokowski had been making recordings for 52 years. Transfer from the RCA stereo LP LSC-3067 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Kachaturian, symphony, Stokowski, RCA
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by Freddie Slack
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Cow-Cow Boogie by Raye & DePaul. Freddie Slack (1910-1965) and His Orchestra. Ella Mae Morse (1924-1999) vocal. Recorded May 21, 1942. Released on July 1st, 1942, it shot to #1 on the Hit Parade by July 25th. Ms. Morse was only 17 when she made this recording. Ella Fitzgerald covered this with the Ink Spots in 1955. Transfer from the original Capital 10" 78 number 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Cow-Cow Boogie, Slack, Morse, 78
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by Johann Strauss
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Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss. Marek Weber (1888-1964) and His Orchestra. An acoustic recording. Recorded in Europe circa 1922. Mr. Weber went on to record frequently for many labels including Parlaphone, Electrola, Columbia and Victor. He left Germany in 1933 when the Nazis declared his music degenerate and settled in the united States. Transfer from the original Odeon 12" 78 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Danube, Waltz, Weber, Odeon, 78, acoustic
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by Joseph Haydn
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3 Notturni for the King of Naples by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). The Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by Franz Litschauer. Recorded in Vienna in 1951. Transfer from the original Haydn Society mono LP HSLP-1044 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Haydn, Vienna, Litschauer, Notturni
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by Jack Larue
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Jammin' The Boogie. Jack Larue and His Quartet. Raymond "Jack" Larue (1902-1985), piano; Belvis W. Arch, bass; Charles Cook, guitar and Robert Cifax, drums. Recorded in 1944 and released in 1946. Transfer from the Aladdin Jazz Series 10" 78 136B by Bob Varney.
Topics: Larue, Jammin', Boogie, Aladdin, 78
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by Jack Larue
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Ringside Boogie. Jack Larue and His Quartet. Raymond "Jack" Larue (1902-1985), piano; Belvis W. Arch, bass; Charles Cook, guitar and Robert Cifax, drums. Recorded in 1944 and released in 1946. Transfer from the Aladdin Jazz Series 10" 78 136A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ringside, Boogie, Larue, Aladdin, 78
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by Jan Savitt & Al Stillman
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Now And Forever by Savitt and Stillman. (Adapted from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 - Path étique). Freddy Martin (1906-1983) and His Orchestra with vocal by Artie Wayne. This music was used in the Howard Hughes 1943 film "The Outlaw". Transfer from the original RCA Victor 10" 78 20-1829-A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Now and Forever, Savitt, Stillman, Martin, Wayne, 78, Outlaw
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by Tchaikovsky
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Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985) conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Released in 1945. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 78 set DM-1020 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky, Ormandy, Philadelphia, 78
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 6 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia from March 31 thru April 3, 1981. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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by Tchaikovsky
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Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1944. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 78 set DM-1057 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, symphony, Koussevitzky, Boston, 78
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 4 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia December 16-18, 1980. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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by Jack Fina
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Bumble Boogie by Jack Fina. Freddy Martin (1906-1983) and his Orchestra. Jack Fina (1913-1970), piano. Factoids: Freddy Martin was active in the music industry from 1930 on as a saxophonist and band leader. He was the music director for Elvis Presley's first Las Vegas appearance. Jack Fina was with Martin's band for about 10 years starting in 1938. Bumble Boogie was used in a segment of the Disney film Melody Time in 1948. Transfer from the the original RCA Victor 10" 78 20-1829-B by Bob...
Topics: Martin, Fina, Boogie, 78
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by Jacques Offenbach
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Gaîté Parisienne. The music of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) as orchestrated by Manuel Rosenthal (1904-2003) for ballet. Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra. In the mid 1940's RCA Victor began to experiment with using vinyl for some 78 rpm issues. The records were a translucent red vinyl and were issued with premium pricing. These issues were some of the best 78 rpm records ever made. This recording went on to become the first RCA Victor 33 1/3 rpm LP issue in...
Topics: Offenbach, Rosenthal, Fiedler, Victor, 78
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by JS Bach
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Albert Schweitzer Plays Bach - Volume I. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), organ. Along with all of Schweitzer's contributions to humanity in the 20th century, one can add his study and performances of Bach's organ music. Schweitzer recorded both 78s and LPs for Columbia and Philips from the 30's through the 50's. This record was one of several for Columbia beginning in 1955. Recorded at the Parish Church, Gunsbach, Alsace, France. Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP ML 4600 by Bob Varney....
Topics: Bach, Schweitzer, organ
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by Johann Strauss II
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Waltzes by Johann Strauss II (1825-1899). Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Fiedler conducted the Boston Pops from 1930 until 1979. This five record set was issued in 1940, but the five waltzes were recorded at various times from 1936 to 1938 and all appear to have been issued as singles. This set is unusual as the five records were made up of four 12" records and one 10". Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 78 set M-445 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Strauss, waltz, Fiedler, Pops, 78
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by Richard Crooks
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Le Reve - The Dream. From the opera Manon by Jules Massenet. Richard Crooks (1900-1972), tenor. Recorded May, 11, 1933 in New York City. Transfer by Bob Varney from the original 78: Victor 8421.
Topics: Crooks, Manon, Massenet, 78
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by Ignace Jan Paderewski
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Minuet in G, Op. 14, No. 1 by Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941). Performed by the composer. This is an acoustic recording. The recording date was May 23, 1917. Transfer from the original Victrola 12" single sided 78  #74533 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paderewski, Minuet, piano, acoustic, 78
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by Olivier Messiaen
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Catalogue d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Jocy de Oliveira-Carvalho (1936), piano. Composed between 1956 and 1958, it was first recorded by Messiaen's second wife, Yvonne Loriod (1924-2010). This Vox recording from 1972 appears to be the second complete recording. Vox departed from their usual format of three records per box set and spread this recording over four records to allow for a greater dynamic range. Transfer from the original stereo Vox Box set SVBX 5464 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Catalogue d'oiseaux, Messiaen, Carvalho, Vox
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by Percy Grainger
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Grainger Plays Grainger - Percy Grainger (1882-1961), piano. Recorded in the early 1920's, when Grainger was about 40 years old, the sound quality is far beyond the acoustic recording techniques of the day. His performance was captured on an Aeolian Company "DUO-ART" reproducing piano. Unlike a basic "player piano", the DUO-ART was capable of a recording that duplicated the actual performance with all dynamics and nuances intact. This recording was made in the early 1960's...
Topics: Grainger, piano, DUO-ART
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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Scythian Suite, Op. 20 (1915) by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Désiré Defauw (1885-1960). Defauw was principal conductor for the CSO from 1943-1947. Previously, he conducted the Montreal Symphony and during the mid-50's conducted the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (Michigan). Prokofiev channels Stravinsky in this piece that was originally commissioned by Diaghilev for ballet. Diaghilev rejected it and Prokofiev arranged it as an orchestral suite....
Topics: Scythian, Prokofiev, Defauw, Chicago, 78
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by Roy Harris
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Symphony 1933 by Roy Harris (1898-1979). The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitsky. Recorded circa 1955. Mr. Koussevitsky conducted the premier performance of this work in 1934. Also, this was the first American symphony to be commercially recorded. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 5095 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Harris, Koussevitsky, symphony, 1933
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by Basil Rathbone
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Robin Hood as written by Ralph Rose. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) as Robin Hood. Chorus directed by Tudor Williams. Brass chorus directed by James Stagliano. The supporting cast includes Raymond Lawrence as a delightfully wicked Sheriff of Nottingham; Jay Novello as Will Stutley; Ramsay Hill as Friar Tuck; Tom Collins as Allan-A-Dale; John Goldsworthy as Much; Marvin Miller (perhaps the best-remembered of this group of players) as Little John; Joy Harrington as Maid Marian, the only female voice...
Topics: Robin Hood, Rathbone, Columbia, 78
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 7 by Bohusalv Martinu (1890-1959). The Vlach Quartet: Karel Vlach, Vaclav Snitil, Josef Kod'ousek, Viktor Moucka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Vlach
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), commonly known as the Classical Symphony. Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. This Columbia Masterworks set was released in 1940. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set X-166 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Prokofiev, Mitroploulos, Minneapolis, Columbia, 78
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by Marian Anderson
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A collection of recordings by Marian Anderson (1897-1993). Piano accompanist on tracks 1-9 is Kosti Vehanen (1887-1957). These recordings come from a collection of 10" 78s found at a local record store. They were not issued as a set; they represented someone's personal taste for this amazing artist. Mr. Vehanen was a Finnish pianist who not only recorded with Ms. Anderson, but performed with her in concerts. Note that there are four languages represented here: English, Finnish, German and...
Topics: Marion Anderson, Vehanen, spirituals, 78s
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by Johannes Brahms
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), violin and Gregor Piatigosrky (1903-1976), cello. The RCA Victor Orchestra conducted by Alfred Wallenstein (1898-1983). Recorded May 19-20, 1960 in Hollywood, California.. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Living Stereo (Soria Series) LP LDS-2513 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Brahms, violin, cello, Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Wallenstein
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by Basil Rathbone
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Sinbad the Sailor. Adapted, directed and conducted by Ralph Rose. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) as Sinbad. Peggy Sanford as Scheherazade. Recorded in 1948. Transfer from the original Columbia 3-record 78 set MM-767 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Sinbad, Scheherazade, Ralph Rose, Rathbone, Peggy Sanford, Columbia, 78m
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by Benjamin Britten
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The Prodigal Son. Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and libretto by William Plomer (1903-1973). Vocals by Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake and Robert Tear. This was the third of three Church Parables by Britten. That is, scaled down operas designed for performance in a church setting. Recorded in the UK in May 1969. Transfer from the original London stereo LP OSA 1164 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Britten, Plomer, Prodigal, opera
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by Freddie Slack
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Here You Are by Robin and Rainger. Freddie Slack (1910-1965) and His Orchestra. David Street (1917-1971) vocals. Recorded May 21, 1942. Transfer from the original Capitol 10" 78 number 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Here You Are, Slack, Street, 78
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by Niccolo Paganini
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Grand Sonata for Guitar and Violin in A major, Op. 35 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. When he performed this work, he was on guitar and the violin was relegated to someone else. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, guitar, violin, Bauml, Klasinc
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by Niccolo Paganini
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Sonata Concertata for Guitar and Violin, Op. 61 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Guitar, Violin, Bauml, Klasinc
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by Niccolo Paganini
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The 24 Caprices, Op. 1 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Itzhak Perlman (1945 - ), violin. This was recorded from a single LP which clocked in at 1:12:12. Unusually long for an LP but it's far from the longest. A French label (Trimicron) once issued all six Brandenburg Concertos on a single LP playing for 1:54:45. You can look it up. Transfer from the original 1972 Angel stereo LP S-36860 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Perlman, violin
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 5 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Janacek Quartet: Jiri Travnicek, Adolf Sykora, Jiri Kratochvil, Karel Krafka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Janacek
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by Hadda Brooks
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Humoresque Boogie by Hadda Brooks (1916-2002). The Hadda Brooks Trio. Recorded in 1946. Ms. Brooks was a pianist, vocalist and composer. Active from around 1940 until 2000, she made many recordings and appeared in films with Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas. Transfer from the original Modern Music 10" 78 147A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Boogie, Humoresque, Brooks, Hadda, Modern Music, 78
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by Nathaniel Shilkret
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Two Fox Trots. The International Novelty Orchestra conducted by Nat Shilkret. This orchestra was an in-house band for Victor and churned out many recordings in the 20's and 30's. This is an acoustic recording made just as Victor was about to change over to the new Westrix electrical recording system. Probably among the last recordings of the acoustic era. Recorded October 14 and 24th, 1924 in New York City. Transfer from the original Victor 12" 78 35748-B by Bob Varney. 
Topics: International Noveltry Orchestra, Shilkret, Fox Trot, 78, acoustic
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by Tchaikovsky
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Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989), piano. Recorded May 6 and 14, 1941 in Carnegie Hall, NYC. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 78 set M-800 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Toscanini, Horowitz, Piano, Concerto, 78
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by Rida Young & Chauncey Olcott
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Mother Machree. Lyrics by Rida J. Young and Chauncey Olcott. Music by Ernest Ball. Performed here by tenor William Robyn (1894-1996). Written in 1910, this song was for a show called "Barry of Ballymoore". It proved to be popular and was recorded many times over the years. Most recently, Tom Waits sang it in the Coen Brothers 2018 movie, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Transfer from the original 1926 Cameo 2197 10" 78 by Bob Varney. This is an early electrical recording.
Topics: Mother, Machree, Robyn, Cameo, 78
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by Henri Vieuxtemps
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Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31 by Henri Vieuxtemps (1820 - 1881). The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind (1913 - 1980). Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999), violin. Recorded May 21 & 22, 1955 at Studio #1, Abbey Road, London. Transfer from the original RCA (HMV) mono LP LHMV-1015 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Vieuxtemps, Menuhin, Suskind, violin, concerto
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by Leos Janacek
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String Quartet No. 2 - Intimate Letters (1928) by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Performed by the Smetana Quartet: Jiri Novak and Lubomir Kostecky, violins; Milan Skampa, viola; Antonin Kohout, cello. This appears to have been recorded in Stuttgart, Germany in June & July 1965. Transfer from the Parliament Records mono LP PLP 626 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Janacek, Smetana, quartet
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Bergerettes (Piano Trio) by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bergerettes, Piano, Trio, Martinu, Foerster
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by Paul Dukas
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Symphony in C Major by Paul Dukas (1865-1935). L'Orchestre de l'Association des Concert Colonne conducted by George Sebastion (1903-1989). Recorded in France in 1952. Transfer from the original Urania Records mono LP URLP 7102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dukas, Symphony, Sebastion
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by Frederic Chopin
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 by Chopin (1810-1849). Edward Kilenyi, Jr. (1910-2000), piano. Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kilenyi made a number of recordings during his career and was a frequent concert performer. He completed his career teaching at Florida State University. His father (Edward Sr.) was also a noted musician and taught composition to George Gershwin for several years. Recorded in the Northrup Auditorium in...
Topics: Chopin, Kilenyi, Mitropoulos, Minneapolis, 78
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by Chauncey Gray
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As Heard At The El Morocco. Chauncey Gray (1904-1984), Piano. Recorded in 1951. Transfer from "The Hit Record" four record 10" 78 RPM set H102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Chauncey Gray, piano, 78
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by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Rimsky-Korsakov. The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Violin solo by Alexander Hilsberg. Recorded October 31 and November 1, 1947 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. If you listen closely to the last 25 seconds of the 4th movement, you can hear a dog bark. A microphone had been placed in an adjacent hallway to pick up more reverb from Mr. Hilsberg's violin and it also picked up the dog. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 rpm set MM- 772 by Bob...
Topics: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scherherazade, Philadelphia, Ormandy, 78
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by Isham Jones
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I'm Tired Of Everything But You by Isham Jones (1894-1956). The Harmony Dance Orchestra, which is a pseudonym for the William Conrad Polla's Orchestra. (William Conrad Polla 1876-1939) Recorded in New York City on August 10, 1925. This is an acoustic recording. Transfer from the original Harmony 10" 78 #140829 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tired of Everything, Jones, Harmony, Polla, acoustic, 78
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by Joseph Haydn
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Horn Trio in E Flat by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Franz Koch, horn; Walter Schneiderhan, violin; Nikolas Huebner, cello. Recorded in Vienna in 1951. Transfer from the original Haydn Society mono LP HSLP-1044 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Horn, Trio, Haydn
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by Niccolo Paganini
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Sonata Opus Posthumous for Violin and Guitar by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Violin, Guitar, Bauml, Klasinc
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by Lena Horne
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Lena Horne Sings. Lena Horne (1917-2010), vocals. Issued in 1951 by MGM, this recording was released as a four record 10" 78 set, a 10" LP and a set of 45s. Transfer from the original 10" 78 set MGM 72 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Horne, MGM, 78
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by Dorsey Brothers
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Their Shining Hour. The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra. Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956) and Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957). This studio recording was the last one the band made before the 1935 breakup. A partial list of band members includes George Throw, Roc Hillman, Don Matteson, Bobby Van Epps and Glenn Miller. Vocalists were Kay Weber and Bob Crosby. Miller composed track 10, Dese, Dem and Dose. Transfer from the original 1957 Design Records Collectors Series mono LP DLP 20 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Jazz, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Glenn Miller
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by Lionel Hampton
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Open House. Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) piano, vibes, drums and vocals. A compilation album of RCA studio recordings where Hampton brought in a variety of musicians for some free wheeling performances. The amount of talent heard on these tracks is mind boggling. For a complete rundown of everyone involved go to https://www.discogs.com/Lionel-Hampton-And-Orchestra-Open-House/release/2975469. For recordings dating from 1937-1940, the sound quality is very good. Transfer from the 1959 Camden mono...
Topics: Hampton, Open House, Jazz
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by Erroll Garner
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Play It Again, Erroll! Erroll Garner (1923-1977), piano. Accompanying performers are not listed. This is a two-record compilation of studio recordings by Garner issued by Columbia in 1975. Transfer from the Columbia mono set PG 33424 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Garner, piano, jazz
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by Leos Janacek
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String Quartet No. 1 (1923) by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Performed by the Smetana Quartet: Jiri Novak and Lubomir Kostecky, violins; Milan Skampa, viola; Antonin Kohout, cello. This appears to have been recorded in Stuttgart, Germany in June & July 1965. Transfer from the Parliament Records mono LP PLP 626 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Janacek, Quartet, Smetana
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by Erroll Garner
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Gone Garner Gonest - Erroll Garner (1923-1977), piano with bass and drums. A collection of studio recordings by this underappreciated pianist. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP CL 617.
Topics: Garner, piano, jazz
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by Erik Satie
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Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie (1866-1925) as orchestrated by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording dates from 1930 and was coupled with Bolero in RCA Victor's two-record set M-352. This transfer comes from the 1947 reissue of that same set as DM-352. Since this was a filler for side four, it wasn't even listed on the cover. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Satie, Gymnopedie, Debussy, Koussevitzky, BSO, 78
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by John Coltrane
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The Best of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years Vol. 2. John Coltrane (1926 - 1967), soprano and tenor saxophone. This compilation is made up of live and studio recordings made between 1961 and 1967. Musicians vary considerably track to track. For a detailed listing of artists, visit Discogs at https://www.discogs.com/John-Coltrane-The-Best-Of-John-Coltrane-His-Greatest-Years-Vol-2/release/863209. Transfer from the original stereo 1972 Impulse double LP AS-9223-2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Coltrane, saxophone, jazz
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by Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker
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Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 1. Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) baritone saxophone and Chet Baker (1929-1988) trumpet. Other performers include: Ed Byrne, trombone; Bob James, piano & electric piano; Dave Samuels, vibraphone & percussion; John Scofield, guitar; Ron Carter, bass and Harvey Mason, drums. Recorded November 24, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Released in 1975. The notes mention the album was also available on 8 track stereo tape. That must be...
Topics: Mulligan, Baker, jazz, saxophone, trumpet